This week the BC Lions announced the signing of Arkansas State quarterback Corey Leonard, who impressed the team at a recent tryout camp in Atlanta on April 16th.
Leonard suffered a knee injury in 2009 which set him back when it came time for the NFL draft. The talented QB took a year off to strengthen and get mobility back in his knee and will now try his luck in the CFL with the Lions.
With Travis Lulay and Jarious Jackson entrenched in the starter and backup roles heading into camp, Leonard will be vying for the number three spot with incumbent Mike Reilly, but he’s coming in with the right attitude.
“”I’m a competitor, and every day I set my new goals for myself. I was a four-year starter in high school and a four-year starter in college, and I’m not going up there [Canada] to sit on the bench,” Leonard said.
The Lions also announced that import receivers Carl Sims of Western Illinois, Dobson Collins of Gardner-Webb and defensive back Marquez Hall of Tennessee State will join Leonard for the start of rookie camp on June 2nd in Kamloops.
Here is a video profile of the newest BC Lions pivot.